As was the case in the season-opening meeting at Misano in May, last weekend at the Hungaroring was all about action, close racing and unpredictability in the new-look GRAMMER TRUCK CUP. Three different drivers took category wins over the course of four races and six different names featured on the podium in the highly competitive class for CHROME categorised drivers.
Steffen Faas triumphed in Race 2 and added two third places (secured in races one and three respectively) to his total tally of 38-points scored in Hungary.
His weekend could have been even better if it was not for a drive through penalty in Race 4 that buried his chances of almost certain victory.
“It was a good weekend. I’ve learned the track and our truck was very good here. Overall, I had a good time here. Race 4 was my best one but I had problems with penalty markers and a drive through,” said the
Jamie Anderson, who completed only his fifth ever truck racing meeting last weekend, secured a victory in Race 3 and scored a total of 37 points, only one less than Faas. “Saturday was an eventful day, but we scored solid points on Sunday,” explained Anderson.
“It all comes down to experience and now it only grows, so it’s not a bad position to be at all. We had a puncture on Saturday, which was a shame, it was only three corners in so that hit us hard.”
“The experience is growing already. There are some good points to take and I’m not going to shy away from the fight,” he added. Despite showing good performance Anderson is modest talking about his chances in the upcoming ADAC Truck Grand Prix at the end of the month.
“The Nürburgring will be a brand new track for us. We’ll need to learn the circuit, set up the truck so there will be a lot of things going against us,” he said. Shane Brereton was another driver who impressed, starting and finishing off the weekend on a high, with victories in the first and fourth races.